James McNeill Whistler

James McNeill Whistler bio

Birth Name: James McNeill Whistler

Occupation: Painter

Place Of Birth: Lowell

Date Of Birth: July 11, 1834

Date Of Death: July 17, 1903

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

James McNeill Whistler was born on the 11th of July, 1834. He was famous for being a Painter. American Gilded Age artist who was associated with the Tonalism movement and was best known for his painting “Whistler’s Mother” from 1871.

James McNeill Whistler was born in Lowell. He attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, but was dismissed from the institution as a result of his poor grades and deplorable behavior. His early painting “Symphony in White, No. 1: The White Girl” from 1861 depicted his art manager and mistress Joanna Hiffernan.

James McNeill Whistler was a Cancer and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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James McNeill Whistler was born in 1830s.

James McNeill Whistler is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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James McNeill Whistler was born in the Year of the Horse.

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Zodiac Sign: James McNeill Whistler was a Cancer. People of this zodiac sign like home-based hobbies, relaxing near or in water, helping loved ones, and dislike strangers, revealing of personal life. The strengths of this sign are being loyal, emotional, sympathetic, tenacious, persuasive, while weaknesses can be moody, pessimistic, suspicious, manipulative and insecure. The greatest overall compatibility with Cancer is Capricorn and Taurus.

Chinese Zodiac: James McNeill Whistler was born in the Year of the Tiger. People born under this sign are seen as warm-hearted and easygoing. Independence is one of their greatest strengths, but sometimes they're overly frank with others.

Ruling Planet: James McNeill Whistler had a ruling planet of Moon and has a ruling planet of Moon and by astrological associations Sunday is ruled by moon. The Moon represents one's nurturing and emotional instinct. People who are born with Moon as the ruling planet are sensitive, nurturing, and usually have fluctuating moods.

James McNeill Whistler’s birth sign is Cancer and he had a ruling planet of Moon.

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